Chapter 441 – Visiting Again
Xiao Mo was extremely embarrassed, but because his Master and other disciples were present, all he could do was to watch Ji Zhuoye leave.
Initially, he wanted to do something good for the Young Master, but he didn’t expect this outcome. After thinking for a moment, Xiao Mo admitted his guilt and ran towards the gate of the palace.
Xia Yuzhi couldn’t help but frown. “I am not concealing his illness, nor am I reluctant for him to be cured, but hundreds of pharmacists and alchemists have already diagnosed Xiaochan, and they all said that his veins were blocked. No one had ever said that his pulse was weak, so how can I believe that little friend’s words?”
Ji Yufei said, “My grandfather has personally diagnosed Xiaochan’s pulse condition. These pills were also made by his esteemed self. Throughout the entire South Continent, who else has a deeper knowledge of alchemy than my grandfather?”
Hearing this, Xia Yuzhi nodded and answered, “You are right, I naturally believe in Alchemist Ji.”
The moment they left the palace, Yan Tianhen pouted and showed displeasure in every word he said, “That family, why won’t they accept this fact? They themselves don’t even know what kind of illness he has, so how can he continue taking the pill?”
Lin Xuanzhi rubbed Yan Tianhen’s head. “They don’t know what is good for them and didn’t believe in Ah Hen. If there are any consequences, then it is their own problem.”
With all the pent-up anger in his belly, Yan Tianhen exclaimed, “I don’t want to come here ever again, and that Ji Yufei is really annoying.”
“Yeah, he has always been annoying.” Zhuoye touched his chin and continued, “However, I heard that he has been pursuing the Young Palace Master of Jade Cicada Palace. Just looking at the Young Palace Master’s reaction though, he probably doesn’t have much of a chance.”
Succumbing to his urge to gossip, Yan Tianhen said, “He likes Xia Xiaochan? Xia Xiaochan does look very cute, but unfortunately he is a short-lived one. It won’t be long before Ji Yufei will be very sad.”
“He won’t go so far as to be sad.” Zhuoye sneered and said, “In the past, Ji Yufei had once pursued the son of an aristocratic clan, the Baili family. It was a shame that he was not up to the other party’s standard. Due to the unbearable pestering, the Baili person even gave up being in the quota of Heavenly Law Sect and went to Sky Peak Sect to seek Tao. It is fine if Ji Yufei was more sincere, but when the second young master of the Baili family asked why he was pursuing him. Ji Yufei said that it was because the two families are well-matched, so if they were to join forces, it would be good for fame and fortune.”
In the name of fame and fortune, yet ironically there was no mention of love.
Yan Tianhen asked, “Is he stupid? If two people were to be together, shouldn’t love be the most important thing?”
“In this world, not everyone gives meaning to the word ‘love’,” Lin Xuanzhi said lightly.
Yan Tianhen pondered for a moment and let out a sigh. “Anyway, our teleportation array is probably gone, and the transportation talisman is probably also gone. That Palace Master Xia’s dark expression looked so scary.”
Lin Xuanzhi smiled soothingly. “Then we don’t have to pay them any more attention.”
Just when the three of them had walked a certain distance away from Jade Cicada Palace, Xiao Mo came running from behind and shouted, “The three of you, stop! Please wait a moment.”
After Xiao Mo caught up, Yan Tianhen looked at him in a puzzled way. “Are you looking for us? Is there anything else?”
Xiao Mo clasped his hands and apologized to them by admitting his guilt. Then, he told them somewhat helplessly, “Everyone, you have been much offended in the Jade Cicada Palace just now, so please let me explain. Ever since three months ago, Xiaochan suddenly lost his appetite. My master has invited no less than a hundred experts to come treat Xiaochan. The causes they mentioned were all rather similar, as they all said it was because the veins were blocked, which led to a loss of appetite. That was why when the little friend suddenly said that his pulse condition was weak and his Dantian Qi Sea was shrinking earlier, Master naturally didn’t believe it.”
Yan Tianhen frowned, “I am certain that when I searched Xiaochan with my spiritual Qi, there was not any obstruction in the measurable points of his pulse. As for why other people’s findings were different from mine, I don’t know.”
Xiao Mo clasped his hand again to plead guilty and said, “Please return once more with me. I want you to make sure again.”
At this time, a fluffy bird flew onto Yan Tianhen’s shoulder, staring at Xiao Mo intimidatingly, with a pair of golden-red eyes.
Xiao Mo, “…..”
Lin Xuanzhi said, “We can go back, but this time we have to take the bird with us.”
Xiao Mo’s face showed a baffled look. Upon seeing this, Lin Xuanzhi said, “If this is the case, then we will leave first.”
Xiao Mo watched hesitantly as they left again.
When they reached a safe place, Feng Jingyu cleared his throat and said, “That Young Palace Master is a Jade Cicada King. It seems that he is probably only 100 years old, but for the Jade Cicada Clan, it is already considered as a long lifespan.”
“Ah?” Yan Tianhen was stunned for a moment and asked, “How do you know this?”
Feng Jingyu said with pride, “This king knows everything in the world. Generally speaking, the lifespan of the Jade Cicada Clan is only ten years at most. As for the Jade Cicada King, who is royalty, his natural lifespan is longer, which can reach 100 years. But after one hundred years, if he doesn’t get any big fortune, he will become what he is today. First, he can’t eat, then his pulse will be weak, and the Dantian Qi Sea will shrink. When ordinary people diagnose and treat them, they will not be able to detect it and will think that it’s a blockage of the veins.”
Yan Tianhen asked in confusion, “But why can I detect it?”
Feng Jingyu said without thinking, “Because you are a genius, and they are stupid.”
Yan Tianhen clapped his hands. “I like this reason, Maomao. You are really wise and discerning.”
Ji Zhuoye: “…”
Yan Tianhen thought for a moment, and then asked, “Maomao, is there any cure for Xia Xiaochan’s situation?”
“There are some cures.” Feng Jingyu said leisurely, “Let Ji Zhuoye put the kind of Gu worm that can gnaw on the rotten veins into Jade Cicada’s body, then give him the Heaven Reversal Pill when the rotten veins are almost eaten. It’s easy to solve this problem. However, the reason why these Jade Cicadas have such a short life span was that they are too lazy to practice cultivation and save their lives. If they cultivate hard, they can live for hundreds of years just like ordinary cultivators.”
Yan Tianhen sighed, “There are really people who are so lazy that they don’t even want their lives.”
Ji Zhuoye remarked, “It is very hard to get the Heaven Reversal Pill.”
Yan Tianhen laughed twice and said, “Others won’t be able to get it, but I can.”
Ji Zhuoye looked at him thoughtfully.
Feng Jingyu raised his tail. “You don’t have to worry about this. If you were to stay for a few more days, maybe someone will come and look for you.”
However, after three days, no one came to look for Yan Tianhen.
Initially, Yan Tianhen thought that this matter was over just like that. He no longer dreamt of getting his hands on the transportation talisman of the Heavenly Swamp Mysterious Land through a regular channel. Instead, he was thinking about whether he could get them through other unorthodox methods, such as stealing it from Ji Yufei.
However, he never expected things to turn around after another three days passed.
On this day, Yan Tianhen was just about to go out with Ji Zhuoye to buy some young Gu worms when he was stopped at the Inn entrance by a breathless Xiao Mo.
“Little Friend Lin, please come with me to Jade Cicada Palace,” Xiao Mo said, looking solemn.
Yan Tianhen was stunned. “Why should I go to the Jade Cicada Palace with you? No, I am going out to buy young Gu worms, so I don’t have time to go to the Jade Cicada Palace.”
Xiao Mo, who was on the verge of crying, pleaded, “Little Friend Lin, it was my Jade Cicada Palace that did not treat you well before. Please, I am begging you to go back again today and have another look.”
Zhuoye asked, “What happened?”
Xiao Mo answered with a mournful face, “This morning, the Young Palace Master spat a mouthful of blood, and then fell unconscious. When I asked someone to take his pulse, the symptoms that the man said were actually the same as what this little friend said a few days ago.”
Yan Tianhen and Ji Zhuoye thought: It’s exactly the same as what Feng Jingyu said.
Yan Tianhen pretended to be embarrassed and looked at Xiao Mo. “However, a few days ago, you threw me out of the gate at the Jade Cicada Palace, without giving me any face. I have to think this through carefully, whether to just forgive and forget everything that happened and give you another chance?”
The distressed Xiao Mo didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, and nodded hastily. “Little Friend Lin, please be a bigger person and don’t pursue this matter any further with us. If you were able to help Xiaochan, everything else can be easily discussed.”
Yan Tianhen was waiting for these words, and he pretended to think again. While Xiao Mo was holding his breath, he reluctantly nodded his head. “Okay, for your sincerity, I will follow you and take a look at your Young Palace Master, but it has been dragged on for many days, whether he can be cured is another matter.”
Xiao Mo sighed, feeling surprised and nervous at the same time. “I still hope that little friend can do his best. The Young Palace Master is very important to us.”
Last time, Feng Jingyu wasn’t allowed inside the palace. However this time, although Xiao Mo watched Feng Jingyu all the way with battered breath as if the bird was a hungry wolf that would do something it shouldn’t. For the sake of Xia Xiaochan being cured, Xiao Mo had to put up with Feng Jingyu flying around Yan Tianhen’s head.
The Jade Cicada Palace was in a mess and everyone seemed to be very nervous, especially some of the inner disciples who probably knew that Xiao Mo went to invite someone to come and check on the Young Palace Master. Every single one of them kept pacing along the road, from the gate of the palace to Xia Xiaochan’s bedroom, looking very nervous and worried. Yan Tianhen went straight into Xia Xiaochan’s room.
At this moment, Xia Xiaochan, who initially looked no different from normal people, was lying on the bed with his eyes closed tightly. He looked withered, just like an old man who was about to die. His hair had turned white, the skin on his face was wrinkled, and there were some blood stains on the bed. It looked like he didn’t only cough up a mouthful of blood.
With slightly pursed lips, Xia Yuzhi sat beside Xia Xiaochan, his face showing concern and worry. Upon seeing Yan Tianhen and the others, Xia Yuzhi raised his head and asked, “Please, little friend, have a look. What’s wrong with Xiaochan?”
Yan Tianhen held Xia Xiaochan’s wrist and felt his pulse. After using his spiritual Qi to check on his body, he found that the pulse in Xia Xiaochan’s veins were very weak and about to disappear. His Dantian Qi Sea had shrunk so much that it was now only half the size of a fist. If it wasn’t for the powerful life-saving medicine of Jade Cicada Palace, Xia Xiaochan would probably be dead already. After Yan Tianhen released his wrist, he looked at Xia Xiaochan and declared, “He is not ill. He is dying.”
Xia Yuzhi gasped and asked, “What do you mean?”